About Mt. Carroll

Aerial view of Mount Carroll area

The city of Mt. Carroll, located in the northwest corner of Illinois, is only 10 miles from the Mississippi River. The scenic Wakarusa River winds around a community that has maintained much of its historic architecture. The community offers a look, feel, and small-town atmosphere you’d be hard-pressed to find closer to the interstate.

Carroll County Courthouse in Mt. Carroll

Mt. Carroll has grown into a town that attracts artists, musicians, farmers, retired folks, and families with children. There is plenty to offer the antique shopper and those looking for local arts and crafts.

Several music venues here have welcomed both local and world-renowned musicians. Mount Carroll is also the proud host of the region’s only Professional Summer Theatre, Timber Lake Playhouse. Spacious campgrounds are nearby, along with Brick Street Coffee, and Main Street Market.

Red Building with greenery and stone columns

Mount Carroll is centrally located, but away from large city traffic and crowds. If you’re looking for a break from loud, busy, and enclosed areas found in big cities, visit Mount Carroll—you may be captivated enough to stay.

Statue in Illinois

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